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MTS File Extension Understanding: What is It & How to Open It?

Updated on Saturday, July 13, 2024

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Summary: MTS file extension is one of the members of video files. This article from iBoysoft guides you to know the MTS file comprehensively. Meanwhile, the apps that have MTS file support to let you open it and how to convert an MTS file to other file formats are also covered. 

MTS File Extension Understanding

Like the FLV file, the MTS file is a member of the video files. It is a branch of the AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition ) file. 

This article gives a full introduction to the MTS file, including what is an MFS file, how to open an MTS file on different operating systems, and how to convert the MTS file.

What is an MTS file

Short for MPEG Transport Stream, An MTS file is a video saved in the manner of Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD) file format. The AVCHD format was established by Sony and Panasonic in 2006 and is used by many of the companies' HD camcorders. 

This MTS file format is a standard video format that is used by many AVCHD-compatible camcorders such as Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders. Most Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders come packaged with software that can open and edit MTS files.

MTS file allows you to record high-definition videos to transform or share on your computer. Moreover, you can also store HD MTS videos on Blu-ray discs. The MTS files are widely used by many professionals and home users nowadays.

The file format uses MPEG-4 / H.264 video compression and supports 720p and 1080i HD video resolutions. The audio in an MTS file may be compressed using the Dolby AC-3 codec or saved as uncompressed linear PCM audio. Supported audio tracks include stereo (2-channel) and 5.1 (5-channel + subwoofer) surround sound.

 Tips: AVCHD files saved on a camcorder typically use the .mts file extension. AVCHD files edited on a computer or imported from a Blu-ray disc typically use the .m2ts extension.

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How to open an MTS file 

After figuring out the definition of an MTS file, let's focus on the software that can open and edit MST files. This article list the software that you can utilize to open MTS files on macOS, Windows OS, Linux OS, Android OS, and the Web.

For Mac users, you can open and edit the MTS files with the programs below:

Roxio Toast 20 (Paid)Roxio Popcorn (Paid)Apple Final Cut Pro (Paid)
VideoLAN VLC media player (Free)CyberLink PowerDirector 365 (Free Trial)Blender (Free)
Eltima Elmedia Player(Free)Avidemux (Free)Adobe Premiere Pro 2022 (Free Trial)

For Windows users, you can take advantage of the following software to open and edit an MTS file:

File Viewer Plus  —  Get it from Microsoft (Free)Microsoft Windows Media Player (Included with OS)CyberLink PowerDirector 365 (Free Trial)
Adobe Premiere Pro 2022(Free Trial)Roxio Creator NXT Pro 9(Paid)GRETECH GOM Player (Free)
MAGIX VEGAS Pro 18 (Free Trial)Corel VideoStudio 2022 (Free Trial)MAGIX Movie Edit Pro (Free Trial)
Grass Valley EDIUS (Free Trial)VideoLAN VLC media player (Free)Blender (Free)
Avidemux (Free)  

For Linux OS, you can have a quick of these applications to play an MTRS video:

OpenShot (Free)VideoLAN VLC media player (Free)Blender (Free)
MPlayer (Free)Avidemux (Free) 

For Andriod OS, you can use the software in the table:

CyberLink PowerDirector 365 (Free Trial)

For the web, you can open an MTS file on Google Drive without a hitch.

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How to convert an MTS file 

If you're looking forward to a tool for converting an MTS file to other file formats, you're in the right place. VideoLAN VLC media player is recommended here to convert MTS files to various file formats. You can utilize it to convert tMTS files to the following formats: 

  • .MP4 - MPEG-4 Video
  • .WEBM - WebM Video
  • .TS - Video Transport Stream
  • .ASF - Advanced Systems Format
  • .WAV - WAVE Audio
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio
  • .MP3 - MP3 Audio
  • .FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec

Wrap up

Subordinating to AVCHD file format, MTS files are high-definition video files that are greatly welcomed by many Sony and Panasonic professionals and home users today. 

However, it's a must to utilize certain software for opening and editing it on your devices like computers and phones. You can try the software mentioned in this article according to your operating system.

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